The program for Women's Studies in Religion affirms the Graduate Theological Union's long-standing commitment to women's studies in theology and religion. It builds upon the network of academic and community centers, as well as initiatives established by GTU member schools and affiliates, for the study and support of women in religion. The program recognizes the innovative work contributed by women faculty in theological and religious disciplines.
Introducing the New Chair of the Women's Studies in Religion program
Welcome Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala
WSR is delighted welcome Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala, incoming chair of the WSR program at the GTU. Dr. Dhala is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Madrasa-Midrasha program. Her work explores the voices of premodern Muslim female theologians and scholar-activists and their impact on the lived experiences of contemporary Muslim women. She represents and advances GTU’s commitment to interreligious study and support of women in religion as member of the organizing committee of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy of Religion/ Society for Biblical Languages. Her publications draw on the WSR seminar to highlight embodied and transformational feminist pedagogies.
Celebrating Women Scholars of the GTU
GTU Women's Voices Campaign
WSR Panel: "Raising Our Voices in a Turbulent Time"
Know Your Why
Read Our Spring 2019 Issue Online
Skylight Celebrates Interreligious Teaching Team
Annual WSR Mentoring Event
Annual GTU Student Conferences on Women and Religion
Women's Studies in Religion Student Conference 2023 and WSR Chair Lecture with Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala
You are invited to join us for
The Women’s Studies in Religion Certificate Program ~ Graduate Student Conference and Chair Lecture
Time: Friday, April 28, 2023 | 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Place: GTU Dinner Boardroom, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
Description: The GTU Student Conference will celebrate Interreligious and Interdisciplinary voices and scholarship on issues involving Women and Religion. The day will come to a close with the highlight of the WSR Faculty Chair Lecture given by Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala and the awarding of the WSR Certificates followed by a reception. The event will be in...